Faculty


Professor Folta Takes Reigns at Academy of Management

Management Professor Timothy B. Folta will oversee the Business Policy & Strategy division at the Academy of Management (UConn School of Business)
Management Professor Timothy B. Folta will oversee the Business Policy & Strategy division at the Academy of Management. (UConn School of Business)

Timothy B. Folta Will Oversee the Academy of Management’s Business Policy and Strategy Division

Management professor Timothy B. Folta has been elected to a five-year term overseeing the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management.

With a global membership of more than 5,000, the division is the second largest within the Academy of Management. The five-year commitment involves a series of responsibilities, including designing the annual conference program, and culminating in the chairmanship. Continue Reading



Possible Aetna HQ Departure Puts New Focus on Cities

Hartford Courant – Aetna’s decision to look beyond Hartford for its headquarters isn’t complicated, experts say: the company wants young, highly educated workers who live in thriving city environments.

At the moment, that isn’t Hartford, which only recently has picked up the pace of adding downtown apartments and other sought-after urban amenities.

“The first thing is that you have to be in a big enough metro area to attract young people,” John Glascock, director of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, said. “GE had some problems with top candidates relocating to southern Connecticut.”


Distinguished Retirees Event – Spring 2017

School of Business Dean John Elliott and Stanley Biggs, emeritus professor of accounting (Cynthia Adams)
School of Business Dean John Elliott and Stanley Biggs, emeritus professor of accounting (Cynthia Adams)

The beautifully manicured home of Professor Emeritus Harry, and wife Lynn Johnson, was the setting for our Spring 2017 Distinguished Retirees Event in Storrs, Conn. The scent of peonies in the garden and fine cuisine produced by University Catering greeted the guests on a warm May 17th. The 22 attendees were greeted by Dean John Elliott under whose leadership the retirees’ get-togethers have developed. Continue Reading


Human Rights: Corporations’ Newest Frontier

Caroline Kaeb is an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Human Rights at UConn School of Business, where she holds a joint appointment with the Human Rights Institute and a courtesy appointment with the School of Law. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Caroline Kaeb is an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Human Rights at UConn School of Business, where she holds a joint appointment with the Human Rights Institute and a courtesy appointment with the School of Law. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

A Conversation with Business and Human Rights Professor Caroline Kaeb

An interest in international law, coupled with work at the United Nations specializing in labor rights and refugee issues, fostered a passion for human rights in UConn Professor Caroline Kaeb. Continue Reading


Charter Sees Big Growth and Major Challenges in Year Since Mega-Deals

Stamford Advocate – Charter Communications’ deal-making a year ago made the cable provider an industry giant — and a target.

By closing in May 2016 on acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks worth a total of approximately $65 billion, Charter transformed itself into the second-largest cable company in the country. The expansion has supercharged the Stamford-based firm’s earnings and stock prices and ballooned its customer base. But the company’s growth has also stoked contractual and legal disputes — and set up the possibility of even larger deals.


How General Electric’s Departure Impacts Nonprofits in Connecticut

Satell Institute – On January 13, 2016, General Electric, a multinational conglomerate and one of the largest Fortune 500 companies, announced that it will move its corporate headquarters from Fairfield, Connecticut to the South Boston Waterfront area of Boston, Massachusetts. While the move is laden with consequences for the future direction of the company, it also represents a significant loss for the citizens of southwestern Connecticut. Continue Reading



A Message from the Associate Dean of Research

At the University of Connecticut, we are extremely proud of our exceptional, talented and dedicated faculty. Nevertheless, it is particularly gratifying when other professional organizations join us in recognizing our professors’ many achievements.

Last semester, two of our distinguished professors were honored with prestigious, lifetime achievement awards. Continue Reading


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, UConn, on Effect of Rail Rapid Transit on Commercial Property

Rensselaer Department of Economics– The Department of Economics, in conjunction with the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation and the Environment (CITE) of the School of Engineering, is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Jeffrey P. Cohen, Associate Professor of Business, University of Connecticut, on Wednesday, April 26 at 2:30 pm in JEC 3117. Dr. Cohen’s talk is entitled, “Does a New Rail Rapid Transit Line Affect Various Commercial Property Prices Differently?”